While we still have quite a few weeks away before Spring officially begins, or even Spring Break for that matter, we still would like to encourage anyone interested in visiting the Smokies in the near future to consider building some plans for Spring already – and not just for what we already have and the traditional special events you can expect, but some new things in the city you may or may not know about!
Here’s some new things in Gatlinburg we wanted to highlight here; some of it not yet here, and some of it already ready to enjoy. Take a look:
511 Parkway #209, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
STATUS: Opening March 2019.
“Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red.” Being here is a lot like hanging out with the guy himself: laid-back and genuine, up for anything, a bit irreverent (but always fun)—and set to great music. Ole Red has a little something for everyone in the heart of the Smokies!
We cordially invite you to settle in with a Blake-approved cocktail, order a plate of Redneck Nachos, or try the super-stacked Ober Gatlin-Burger. And you feel like sharing, snap a selfie with our famous Champagne of Fried Chicken, brined in Miller High Life, fried to perfection, and served in a champagne bucket. You can’t go wrong here; every one of our made-from-scratch menu items and special desserts is a crowd pleaser.” – website
Gatlinburg Pinball Museum
205 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
“The best kind of museum is one where you can play with the exhibits. Our goal is to give our guests a fun, informative experience by sharing our love and passion for pinball. Our collection includes mostly Limited Editions from both modern times and dating back to the 1960’s!
Some of our pinballs include: Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars, Lord of the Rings, Metallica, Dialed In, The Addams Family Gold Edition, The Walking Dead, the 1965 classic Gottlieb Sky-Line, and many more! Located off the Parkway on Historic Nature Trail, just past the Space Needle.” – website
The Celtic Shop, Gatlinburg
651 Parkway #103 Behind LIDS, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
“Amid the busy tourist town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can find The Celtic Shop, a little place where you’ll discover a huge selection of Celtic goods and be greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Featuring genuine pieces that our staff hand selects during visits to Ireland and Scotland. The Celtic Shop allows you to bring a piece of your Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish heritage home from your Great Smoky Mountains visit. Visit us and see why the locals shop here and why the tourists we love come back year after year.” – website
Cliff Top Grill & Bar
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
“Anakeesta’s newest addition, Cliff Top, located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, offers delicious dining with an even better view. The menu includes ½ pound char-grilled burgers, entrée salads, house specialties like our Smokehouse Stacker, our famous bucket -o- chips and so much more!” – website
734 Powdermill Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
“The menu celebrates the Celtic nations, including fish & chips, bangers & mash, and more! Also, full wine selection and bar menu.” – gatlinburg.com
Amazing Gatlinburg Race
Downtown Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
STATUS: Opening Spring 2019.
“If you’ve ever found yourself laying on the couch binge-watching The Amazing Race and showering the contestants with insults about their lack of physical prowess, here’s your chance to step up and play, but without the cameras in your face. Get your team together for the race that you won’t forget. The blood pumping, adrenaline flowing Amazing Gatlinburg Race is here.
When you play the Amazing Gatlinburg Race, you will experience a part of your family vacation that cannot be compared. You will experience Cherokee and Appalachian mysteries the average tourist will never crack. Will your team be the first to unveil all of the secret clues and mysteries awaiting your discovery?” – website
Stay tuned for more developments in Gatlinburg as we get to move into Spring!